Rob Farmer’s career in public safety spans more than 32 years, including nearly 18 years as a progressive, authentic, executive-level leader. He is the Chief Administrative Officer of Harris County ESD 11 and has spent his entire career in public safety, previously serving as the Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management for Lee County, Florida, and as a member of the Board of Directors for Southwest Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team/Florida FEMA Task Force 6. Additional EMS experience includes serving as the Director/Chief of Emergency Medical Services for Delaware County, Ohio; and as a Firefighter / Paramedic for the City of Upper Arlington,Ohio. Throughout his career, he has focused on the development of employees’ leadership and management skills and has repeatedly led agencies through crisis. Farmer has served as a change agent for healthy organizational culture and has brought customer-focused oversight to large public safety agencies. He previously served as a Board Member for the International Association of EMS Chiefs and was a Board Member for the Gulf Coast Symphony and the Music & Arts Community Center inFort Myers, Florida. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Hodges University in Naples, Florida, an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and is a Fellow and Charter Commissioner of the American College of Paramedic Executives (ACPE).